Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, our Regional Bishop, will be making a Canonical Visit to Mother of Divine Providence Parish on Saturday, February 2nd through Monday, February 4th. Every parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is visited every five years. Bishop Thomas will be celebrating the 5:15 PM Vigil Mass on Saturday evening and the 11:30 AM Mass on Sunday morning.
While he is here, Bishop Thomas will be meeting with the priests and deacon and the Director of Religious Education of the parish and will be reviewing the Sacramental Records. On Monday, Bishop Thomas will be visiting our regional elementary school. He will meet with Mrs. Garvin, the principal and Mrs. Gilmore, the Director of Religious Education. He will also visit all the classrooms and have lunch with the school faculty.
The occasion of the Canonical Visit of our Regional Bishop is an important event in the life of our parish. Bishop Thomas is the representative of our Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap. He is visiting us on Archbishop’s behalf to learn about our parish and to support and encourage us a community of faith. Their visit is a wonderful expression of our union with our Archbishop and with all the other parishes in the Archdiocese.
Please join me in welcoming Bishop Thomas and praying for the success of the upcoming Canonical Visit.